"After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie. Our managerial search begins immediately and our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture."
(Larry Beinfest, via Miami Herald, 10/23/2012)
And so, that wreck of a franchise also known as the Miami Marlins fired Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday, thus depriving Nationals fans of a few more years of the sort of shenanigans Ozzie kicked off during the pine tar flap with Bryce Harper back on July 15.
Looks like the Marlins will pay Ozzie another $7.5 million to cover the remaining 3 years of the contract he signed last year. $7.5 million! So the Marlins are looking for a younger, cheaper, option now. Paging Manny Acta?